Re: Greg Garber(ESPN): "Petra Kvitova - the biggest disappointment"
I dont think she had had a horrible year, it just didnt live up to expectations after being the clear #1 player of 2011. Serena's comeback proved she is easily still better than Petra at this point, even at 30. Azarenka passed Kvitova by, although we have yet to see how a head to head match between them would now go, but it doesnt matter much since Azarenka vs the field >>> Petra vs the field right now. Sharapova turned the tables on Kvitova in a big way after losing that Wimbledon final and seeing Kvitova eclipse her last year.
I think there are a number of positives. Her performance is more consistent now. Obviously she needs to look at raising the level of her game now though. She didnt so much underperform as she found out she wasnt quite as good as people were saying she was. I agree with others that improved fitness level and improved movement is the first thing. Improving that would cut down on the unforced errors too, many of those caused by imperfect footwork.